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‘Terrorist and extremist’
Russia Puts Meta Spokesman on Wanted List
Russia listed Meta as a "terrorist and extremist" organization, opening possible criminal investigations and fines for users.
Russian Pop Song from 2004 Goes Viral on TikTok
Commenting on the trend, singer Katya Lel said that “life is unpredictable and full of surprises.”
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war of words
Twitter Restricts Dmitry Medvedev's Account Over Offensive Poland Tweet
Twitter has restricted former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev's account for arguing that Poland "should not exist."
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Telegram Surpasses WhatsApp Traffic Volume in Russia
The private messaging app Telegram has for the first time overtaken WhatsApp in traffic volume in Russia, the Vedomosti business daily reported...
clearing the ranks
Russia’s Ruling Party Uses AI to Purge Anti-War Voters – Reports
Russia’s ruling party is purging its ranks of opponents to the war in Ukraine with AI and algorithms that track voters’ social media activity...
proceed with caution
Russian Social Network VKontakte Adds Warnings to all LGBT Content
Russia’s largest social network VKontakte has started labeling LGBT-themed pages on its site with warnings that they may violate draconian legislation...
TikTok Videos Glorifying Wagner Mercenary Group Viewed By Millions – Watchdog
TikTok kept up hundreds of videos that promote and glorify violent acts allegedly committed by Russian mercenary group Wagner despite their direct violation...
Russia Eyes Domestic Alternatives to Instagram, TikTok, Zoom
Russian software developers have submitted early versions of homemade alternatives to Instagram, TikTok and Zoom, the RBC news website reported Thursday...
Elon Musk in Row With Zelensky Over Russia 'Peace Plan'
U.S. billionaire Elon Musk was embroiled in a social media spat with Ukrainian officials including President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday over his ideas...
out of contact
Apple App Store Pulls Russian Social Network VKontakte
Apple on Wednesday confirmed that it removed popular Russian social network VKontakte from its App Store globally due to sanctions imposed by Britain. The...
Amid Official Silence, Russian Soldiers’ Families Get Answers From the Enemy
Ukraine’s “IT Army” spreads information and photos of deceased Russian military personnel on social media to raise awareness of losses.
Russian Search Engines Remove Independent Media, ‘Extremist’ Instagram Results
Yandex and Mail.ru said Monday they have stopped giving out the search results in line with Russian legislation.
Navalny Urges West to Breach ‘Putin’s Propaganda’ Via Social Media
Russia tripled funding for state media in January-March this year.
Twitter Moves to Limit Reach of Russian Government Accounts
Twitter said official Russian government accounts will not be shown to users across all categories of the app, including in searches.
an app's an app
Russia Unveils Domestic Instagram Competitor ‘Rossgram’
The resemblance is uncanny.
YouTube Accused of 'Censorship' in Russia
Fears mount that the U.S. company maybe next in line for a ban in Russia.
'directed against Russia'
Russia Bans Instagram and Facebook as 'Extremist'
Authorities accused U.S. tech giant Meta of tolerating "Russophobia" during the conflict in Ukraine.
Free flow of information
The Battle to Keep Russia's Internet Free
With web access being squeezed from the inside and the outside, many experts are now calling for the West to take a different approach.
bracing for impact
For Russia's Small Businesses, Instagram Ban Deals a Huge Blow
Already facing the economic shock of sanctions, Russia's entrepreneurs have now lost a critical means of running their businesses.
Instagram No Longer Accessible in Russia
Moscow has accused its parent company Meta of allowing calls for violence against Russians, including the military, on its platforms.
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